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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news, video and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 7 pm CDT tonight as the Jets go up against the Flames tonight in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check out illegalcurve.com for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: Normally we would want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds but we don’t get those underway until the regular season starts on the 14th. However you can still hit that subscribe button so you’ll always know when we go live.

Note III: TSN made the “genius” decision to not broadcast tonight’s game so if you want to watch it you’ll have to do so either in person or via the Jets YouTube account.

Jets news:

Global News: Jets can benefit from four-line hockey. This concept is why I have been using the word ‘balance’ so much during our shows because it really could go a long way in terms of providing more offence from other lines but also not burning out your big dogs.

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Photo Credit: Alexander James (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Flames pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Calgary. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players. 

Illegal Curve: Morning Papers.  If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.

Jets video:

TSN: Aiming to be comfortable with new system, style of play before opener. With only two games against the Flames remaining and three practices next week in Banff, Alberta, the Jets are trying to ensure Rick Bowness’ new system and style of play become second nature in time for next Friday’s season opener. John Lu has more.

TSN: Jets aim to use final two preseason games to ‘iron out any second-guessing’. With a new system predicated on skating and speed, the Jets are hoping to use their final two exhibition games to iron out any kinks and make sure they’re ready to open the season against the Rangers on October 14th.

Sportsnet: How the Jets are forming under head coach Rick Bowness. Jets head coach Rick Bowness discusses how the team has been adjusting under his new system and speaks about their good practice habits and positive attitudes.

The Jets have gone from a team with seven injured players to two (Appleton & Gustafsson) but that number grew to three when defenceman Dylan DeMelo was added to the list.

The latest on the trio of skating wounded.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-coach-rick-bowness-gives-last-health-update-before-all-star-break/

Papers Update:

Scout's Analysis: How the Winnipeg Jets should approach trade deadline.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3756/

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